[NL20-NL50] FR NL25 77 Horrible Bluff

    • PhoenixPhreak
      Joined: 15.04.2011 Posts: 335
      Full Tilt - $0.25 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG: $9.75 (VPIP: 8.27, PFR: 2.26, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 135)
      UTG+1: $15.90 (VPIP: 19.26, PFR: 1.48, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 135)
      UTG+2: $40.21 (VPIP: 17.69, PFR: 14.02, 3Bet Preflop: 5.51, Hands: 1,268)
      MP: $25.55 (VPIP: 18.77, PFR: 16.61, 3Bet Preflop: 10.42, Hands: 279)
      MP+1: $24.30 (VPIP: 16.28, PFR: 9.30, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 43)
      CO: $19.00 (VPIP: 16.35, PFR: 11.49, 3Bet Preflop: 3.52, Hands: 689)
      BTN: $25.00 (VPIP: 15.15, PFR: 12.12, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 100)
      Hero (SB): $25.80
      BB: $25.00 (VPIP: 28.57, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 7)

      Hero posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has 7:diamond: 7:club:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, MP+1 raises to $0.75, CO calls $0.75, fold, Hero calls $0.65, fold

      I call from the SB with the pocket pair since it is a good hand to play against multiple full/near-full stacked opponents. I also lack position, and without any good reason against these villains I don't see a good reason for a squeeze.

      Flop: ($2.50, 3 players) 8:diamond: 5:diamond: 2:diamond:
      Hero checks, MP+1 bets $1.00, fold, Hero raises to $3.50, MP+1 calls $2.50

      On the flop I tried to get tricky for no reason. I think this should have been a clear fold.

      Turn: ($9.50, 2 players) K:club:
      Hero bets $5.00, MP+1 calls $5.00

      As played, this line puts us in a strange/bad/horrible situation. I don't see any value in check-raising again and I feel I must now represent a strong made flush or trips or that I hit the king. But this is only assuming the villain isn't letting us bluff away our stack. Even if we are currently ahead, with position and a strong draw (like any cards with the Ad or Kd), he is likely to call and not be making a big mistake. I am likely to make weaker hands fold and give money to stronger hands.

      River: ($19.50, 2 players) T:diamond:
      Hero bets $16.55 and is all-in, MP+1 calls $15.05 and is all-in

      Now my 7d is a made flush, but a very weak one. Again only hands that are beating me are calling and if somehow I'm ahead, none of the hands I'm ahead of are going to call.

      This is a good (horrible?) example of how NOT to play a pair on a very wet board, out of position, and against TAGs. (not that changing just one of those would make it better, but all three make it the worst possible play for the circumstances).
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      I agree that river shove is not the best, since he very likely has there overpair with flushdraw that improved. I would usually just c/f flop (especially in 3-way) or c/c. You´re likely not ahead and there are not reason to build big pot oop marginal hand.

      If you want to protect or make some better hands to fold then you can always lead out flop yourself.

      best regards,